A-Z Chicken Breed Guide Raising Chickens 2021

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If you’re wondering how diverse chickens can be, or how many breeds there are to choose from, then take a look at the extensive list chicken breed guide below!

You’ll find a chicken breed list of every type, with a wide variety of plumage, sizes and even colored eggs!

These are just of few of the varieties I’ve discovered. If you are looking for a list of chickens for sale, or chicken eggs to hatch, visit the chickens for sale page for a few sites as well as the egg auction page. Soon, I will categorize each breed for you, and perhaps even post some photos of the most popular breeds.

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To get the right breed of chicken for your purpose – whether it be for show, egg production or a meat bird – I always suggest talking to the other poultry raisers in your own area. Find out which breeds they’ve had success with given your climate, temperature, available time to devote to them, and family needs.

As an example, our farm is in a very cold climate and as such we choose the fastest growing meat birds (our warm weather season is very short) and the large black sex link for egg production (their size and color helps them attract and retain heat which means fewer heat lamp hours during our long winters here).

‘A’ Chicken Breeds
Ameraucana
Ancona
Andalusian
Antwerp Belgian
Appenzell
Araucana (lovingly called “Easter Eggers”, due to their pastel colored eggs)
Asturian Painted Hen
Augsburger
Australorp
Ayam Bekisar
Ayam Cemani
‘B’ Chicken Breeds
Bandara
Barbu d’Anver
Barbud d’Everberg
Bardu de Watermaal
Barnevelder
Barred Holland
Barred Plymouth Rock
Barred Rock
Barthuhner
Berat Chicken
Bergische Kraeher
Bielefelder
Bigawi
Blomme Höna
Brabanter
Braekel
Brahma
Breda Fowl
Bresse
Brinkotter
Broiler
Buckeye
Buttercup
‘C’ Chicken Breeds
California Gray
Campine
Castellana Negra
Catalana
Chabo
Chantecler
Cochin
Coral
Cornish
Crevecoeur
Criolla
Cubalaya
‘D’ Chicken Breeds
Dandarawi
Delaware
Denizli fowl
Dominiques
Dorkings
d’Uccle
Dutch
‘F’ Chicken Breeds
Faverolles
Finnish
Friesland
Frizzle
‘G’ Chicken Breed
Gallus Domesticus (Latin term for Domestic Chicken)
Gallus Inauris
Gimmizah
Golden Montazah
Gotland
Gournay
‘H’ to ‘L’ Chicken Breeds
Hamburg
Hanayee
Hedemara Hen
Holland
Houdan
Jersey Giant
La Fleche
Lakenvelder
Lamona
Langshan
Leghorn
Loman
‘M’ ‘N’ and ‘O’ Chicken Breeds
Malay (chicken)
Matrouh
Milles Fleur (personal favorite)
Minorca
Naked Neck (Turken)
New Hampshire Red
Old English Game
Orpington
‘P’ to ‘S’ Chicken Breeds
Plymouth Rock
Polish
Red Cap
Rhode Island Red
Silkie
Silver Montazah
Styrian
Sultan
Sumatra
Sussex
Swiss Hen
‘V’ to ‘Z’ Chicken Breeds
Vorwerk
White-Faced Black Spanish
Wyandotte Chicken
(in a variety of colors – i.e. gold wyandotte, silver wyandotte, etc.)
Wybar
Yamato Gunkei
Yokohama
Yurlower
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